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Ships will vary, but there's a core style implied by the type.
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That's long been my "explanation" for the slightly differing details between TLs and versions
Not just your explanation, that is the 'official' explanation too!

The Types are specs - there is no 'STC' equivalent in Traveller, and once you consider the amount of time the setting covers, as well as the sheer size of the Imperium, variations are not only possible but inevitable. We have been thinking about a book covering nothing but Type-S variations for a while now...
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There are standard hulls in CT - and from them the implication that said standard hulls are common throughout the Imperium. There is also the fact that the ship type standard designs get a 10% discount which also suggests standardisation throughout the Imperium. Finally you can buy the plans for any standard design for Cr100 to be built at any world that can build starships - the original is a TL9 design. As soon as you deviate from that standard design it is going to cost you a lot of money - your hull will cost you MCr40 instead of MCr16, you will not get the 10% discount on final cost, and the architect will cost you an additional 1% for the final ship.

I accept that the MgT Third Imperium is an alternative universe to the Third Imperium of CT times and thus such standardisation does not exist, but it once again promotes a different between the CT/GDW 3I setting and the MgT 3I setting.

As I said upthread this is not exactly a new thing, DGP re=imaged ships due to their ship design system changes, and TNE stirred the pot too.

If you are playing a game of Traveller using MgT rules in the MgT vision of the 3I then there are different versions of common ship types across the Imperium which have similar stats but slightly different details - I think that probably makes a lot more sense than a 11,000 world empire where every Fat Trader is exactly the same...
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So now, Mongoose Matt is saying that the Fat Trader's launch is carried in a hanger, not externally? Every pic I've seen since 1980 has shown it as externally docked.
The illustration in HG shows a ship with an external launch, just like in CT.

Just like in CT the design specifies an internal hangar, but shows an externally carried launch. I would say the similarity is remarkable.
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The illustration in HG shows a ship with an external launch, just like in CT.

Just like in CT the design specifies an internal hangar, but shows an externally carried launch. I would say the similarity is remarkable.
To quote The Traveller Adventure:

"Riding piggyback on the upper surface of the ship is its 20 ton launch."

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To quote The Traveller Adventure:
"Riding piggyback on the upper surface of the ship is its 20 ton launch."
Quite, but there is no way to design a ship with external craft in CT (except Dispersed configuration).

Such petty details were up to the designer, I guess MgT2 HG use the same logic...
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